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  • Once in a while, I still hook up my 

    1 year 15 weeks ago

  • If you were advising a young person pursuing a career in IT, what would you suggest they choose for a college major?

    1 year 18 weeks ago

  • Depends on the iPhone 4.  Apple switched over to pentalobe screws during iPhone 4 production. Those are those little 5 point (ahem....penta) screws. You should be able to pick a pentalobe screwdriver pretty easily. Last time I was at Sears they even had them there.

    1 year 19 weeks ago

  • I hate latency when I'm playing games online, where a fraction of a second can mean the difference between success and failure. Here is tip I ran across on a forum that may help you reduce it a bit, no promises though.

    1 year 20 weeks ago

  • Not blocking used games is the big one for me. Sure, it just means maintaining the status quo, but the status quo should be maintained in this instance. According to Shuhei Yoshida, the PS4 will play used games, at least. If Microsoft decides to block them and Sony doesn't, I think we will see a resurgence in market share from Sony.

    1 year 21 weeks ago

  • If you ever play me in a game online, it will be when im in ur base killin ur d00dz.

    1 year 21 weeks ago

  • There are rumors that the next versions of the XBox and PlayStation will prevent used games from working on the systems.

    1 year 22 weeks ago

  • We got a Wii U recently, and I'm trying to pick a streaming video service for it. I used to have Netflix, but canceled my subscription back when they nearly doubled prices for streaming and a single DVD at a time by mail.

    1 year 24 weeks ago

  • I was listening to NPR on the way in to the office today and they were talking about the launch of BlackBerry 10. Whoever it was being interviewed pointed out that there would be far fewer apps available for the BB10 than either Android or Apple devices enjoy, and they thought that would be a problem for RIM.

    1 year 24 weeks ago

  • I suspect it will be window dressing. Mayer was in charge of keeping google search clean and intuitive.

    1 year 24 weeks ago

  • It's mainly cosmetic; don't expect to see any new Windows 8 functionality added to your Windows phone. 7.8 changes things like the Office logo, adds some new tile choices, changes the appearance of boot screen, adds auto-updating wall paper - stuff that is pretty much window dressing, no pun intended. :-)

    1 year 25 weeks ago

  • Judging from developer support, there is still quite a bit of interest in the BlackBerry 10 platform. RIM had what they called a "Port-A-Thon" last Friday, and they had over 15,000 apps submitted.

    1 year 27 weeks ago

  • The US Government's security warning about Java on computers has been widely reported at this point, but I can seem to find what that means for Android users. After all, doesn't Android inherently use Java? Does the security vulnerability warned about apply to Android devices, and if so, what do you do about it?

    1 year 27 weeks ago

  • For me, it's Ouya - I'm interested in in not only from a gamer's perspective, but also as an open source consumer product. Sure, Android is open source, but for the most part it isn't in the living room of the average consumer.

    1 year 28 weeks ago

  • While trying to decide between new Android phones, I see quite a few that are very close on clock speed, but some have single core CPUs and some have dual core. Is there much of a difference really? When would you be likely to benefit from dual core; just gaming and other graphic intensive use, or would it always be apparent?

    1 year 31 weeks ago

  • Nothing I've ever found will really fix it.  There are all sorts of things I would consider little better than folk remedies, such as the suggestion to use toothpaste to buff it out (which does work on yellowed car headlights, incidentally).

    1 year 32 weeks ago

  • There isn't ALL that much difference in up front cost.  I mean, really, how many years do you keep a video game system?  5 or 6 years if you buy it early in its life cycle.  So 50 bucks difference means you are paying an extra $10 or so a year for the more expensive Vita.

    1 year 33 weeks ago

  • Confession: I HATE going shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday, and Black Friday is the worst of the worst. Unfortunately for me, my mom loves it and somehow has determined that it is a family tradition. She has also determined that my part of the tradition includes being the poor sucker that has to drive.

    1 year 34 weeks ago

  • I've been playing video games since I was a little kid, and perhaps as a result of that, the release of a major new gaming console is closest thing I've found that captures that feeling of kid on Christmas Eve, when the state of pure anticipation is at its most exquisite.

    1 year 35 weeks ago

  • No idea, but the thing about the GAAR!!!! (my "cool" sounding name for the Google Account Activity Report..) is that it validates my privacy settings.  I use an Android phone, so Google is pretty integrated into my waking life.

    1 year 36 weeks ago

  • I woke up this morning to clocks flashing 12:00 all over my house due to overnight power outages. Judging from the number of sites that I've had trouble accessing today, I guess there are a lot of data centers and server farms that have flashing clocks on their coffee makers at the moment thanks to power outages caused by the hurricane.

    1 year 38 weeks ago

  • Don't just think of it as monitoring software on your machine.  That you may be able to find, but that's only part of the picture.

    1 year 39 weeks ago

  • Trip Hawkins, the founder of Electronics Arts, stated his view in a recent interview that, "[console gamining] is going to become a smaller market,....more like a hobby market." I'm not so sure that he is right.

    1 year 40 weeks ago

  • I was at the mall yesterday with my fiancé, and while she was getting her shop on I went to the Apple store. I don't go there very often, so that one upside is that I tend to appreciate how clever the design of the stores are each time in addition to playing around with cool toys.

    1 year 40 weeks ago

  • I can't see my forms in design view (I thought that usually there were dashed red lines around the border), and I'm having trouble keeping all of the form fields inside of the forms. How can I get the forms to display in design view?

    1 year 42 weeks ago

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